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Lyon Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods

Lyon attractions: historical quarters and trendy squares



Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


1 Old Lyon
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Old Lyon became the first protected historic district in 1964. It is considered as one of the largest Renaissance quarters in Europe and was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1998. On this street, one can find many...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 5th arrondissement of Lyon


2 Traboules
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Traboules are a real treasure of the city of Lyon, even though other cities in the Rhône-Alpes region, such as Chambery and Saint-Etienne, also have them. Traboules are walkways between private courtyards of buildings that allow you to...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Lyon


3 Place Bellecour
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Place Bellecour isn’t just for the summer! On 8 December Lyon holds the festival of lights which lasts four days and takes over the entire city. During this festival, the beauty of the city and Place Bellecour is shown off by all the lights....

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Lyon


4 Rue de la République
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It’s such a beautiful street that it’s listed among UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This is Rue de la République, one of the major thoroughfares of Lyon, as well as a shopping paradise. It’s well connected to the rest of the...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Rue de la République, Lyon


5 Rue Saint Jean
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If you go for a stroll down Rue St. Jean, the main road of Lyon old town, you’ll find a high concentration of wonderful XV century buildings. The maison de Chamanier (1498) at number 37 features interesting Gothic reliefs and the...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Villeurbanne


6 Saint-Jean district
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Saint-Jean is located in the fifth arrondissement of Lyon. It was named after the cathedral of the same name.  This picturesque neighborhood is part of the old town and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the parishes of...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Villeurbanne


7 Place des Terreaux
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The word Terreaux means the old moats and the medieval mud walls which protected the town till the end of the 16th century. Place des Terreaux were filled with rooms for a large square where the guillotine was erected....

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 1st arrondissement of Lyon


8 Croix-Rousse
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Rank: 26 About 31

Croix-Rousse is popular area for its gardens, bistros and stairways. These are hidden amongst the buildings, where there are former silk workshops and passages too. On every street, one can get to see many different things which are typical...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Place Bellecour Lyon France


9 Rue des Marronniers
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Rue des Marronniers is a pedestrian street and is filled with restaurants of every kind. It is a perfect place for wining and walking. This street is in the second arrondissement of Lyon city and is paved and famous too for its plugs....

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Rue des Marronniers

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